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Selection Sunday: UK will play NKU in Indianapolis

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Cecilia Poole | 13 March, 2017, 00:28

The NCAA Tournament bracket will be unveiled Sunday night during the annual Selection Show, which begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

The second round is contested on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, and the Sweet 16 is played Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24. Conference play started this season with a loss to North Carolina State before the Irish regrouped to win every other ACC game. From there, they got some help when the number one and two seeds in the conference, Oakland and Valparaiso, who lost to the conference's number nine (Youngstown State) and ten (UW-Milwaukee) seeds respectively. Northern Kentucky, champions of the Horizon League Tournament, is seeded No. 15.

Syracuse softball's Sydney O'Hara tied an NCAA single-game record by hitting four home runs in a victory against North Carolina State this weekend.

After Selection Sunday, the NCAA March Madness 2017 basketball tournament actually commences on Tuesday and Wednesday with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio. But a Friday loss to Duke (27-8, 11-7 ACC) knocked UNC out of the ACC Tournament and jeopardized its chance of earning a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Some have been touting Gonzaga to take a No. 1 seed this season. By winning the Horizon League Tournament last week, the Norse became the first team since 1970 to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in its first year of eligibility.

The Orange are the worst in RPI at #84, but the best in the group in BPI (30th overall), 5th of 11 at kenpom.com (47th), and 4th in Sagarin rating (37th).

"And here's the thing with Duke's eight losses - there are caveats to majority".

Have you checked the internet to see how Carolina-Duke rage need not even involve an actual basketball game?

You could have said the same thing about last year's bracket.

It's the most wonderful, most nerve-wracking time of the year for college basketball fans. The Cavaliers have a quality win over the Seminoles and made it to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

The VCU rams ended up in the West region with the No. 10 seed.

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